Friday, November 8, 2013

THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. Begins Filming This Month

With actor Tom Cruise now busy functioning Mission: Not possible 5, the upcoming Guy Ritchie-directed theatrical installment of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is setting up for principle photography with Man Of Steel's own Henry Cavill and The Lone Ranger's Armie Hammer. The film is based on a classic 1960's spy-fi series which starred Robert Vaughn and David McCallum.

Ritchie previously directed the 2009 hit film, Sherlock Holmes, followed by the 2011 release of Sherlock Holmes two: A Game Of Shadows. Of course, with all hopes of a third film are the prospects of Ritchie's most recent work here. Hopefully this just signifies more excellent films to get pleasure from before Cavill moves on to Batman VS. Superman with Ben Affleck.

That said, here's Today's new press release from Warner Bros., courtesy of Enterprise Wire:
BURBANK, Calif.--(Enterprise WIRE)--Principal photography will commence on September 9 on Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” The film is the 1st to be made under filmmaker Guy Ritchie’s and producer Lionel Wigram’s new production shingle, Ritchie/Wigram Productions, which has a initial-appear deal with Warner Bros. Obtaining successfully re-imagined the classic detective Sherlock Holmes in two hit films, the pair now bring their fresh take on the hugely well-known 1960s tv series by bringing super spies Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin to the big screen. 
“Guy and I have lengthy loved these characters, and wanted to start off from scratch with our personal take and produce a film steeped in the 1960s for today’s audiences” 
Henry Cavill (“Man of Steel”) stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”) as Illya Kuryakin, alongside stars Alicia Vikander (“Anna Karenina”), Elizabeth Debicki (“The Great Gatsby”), Jared Harris (“Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows”), and Hugh Grant (“Cloud Atlas”) as Waverly. 
“Guy and I have long loved these characters, and wanted to commence from scratch with our own take and develop a film steeped in the 1960s for today’s audiences,” said Wigram. “We are particularly satisfied about our cast, who all bring something unique to the film. Henry, Armie, Alicia and Elizabeth are among the greatest and most fascinating actors of the subsequent generation. In addition, we are thrilled to be working with Hugh Grant, who we have identified and been fans of for a lot of years, and Jared Harris, who did such a excellent job for us as Moriarty.” 
Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin. Forced to place aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to quit a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of energy through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they need to race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe. 
The screenplay is written by Ritchie and Wigram, who also serve as producers. John Davis (“Chronicle”) and Steve Clark-Hall (“RocknRolla,” the “Sherlock Holmes” films) are also making. David Dobkin is executive producer. 
Ritchie’s behind-the-scenes inventive team involves two-time Oscar®-nominated director of photography John Mathieson (“Gladiator”), production designer Oliver Scholl (“Jumper”), editor James Herbert (the “Sherlock Holmes” films), Oscar®-nominated costume designer Joanna Johnston (“Lincoln”) and Oscar®-winning crucial makeup and hair designer Sarah Monzani (“Quest for Fire,” upcoming “Edge of Tomorrow”). 
Filming will take location in England, with place filming also in Italy, in Rome and Naples. 
A presentation of Warner Bros. Photographs, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Photos, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Business. 
Warner Bros. Domestic Publicity 
Stephanie Phillips, 818-954-2351 
Warner Bros. International Publicity 
Kevin Frank, 818-954-7180
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